As a designer, with SoftSlate Commerce, you have unsurpassed control over the look and feel of your store. By
creating your own Custom Layout, you can manipulate literally
every character of HTML the application produces. However, if you're not familiar with HTML or just want to get some
basic design elements in place for your store, hundreds of thousands of design possibilities can be achieved by
manipulating just a few settings under the
Look and Feel Settings
area of the Administrator..
In particular, here are the display settings you're most likely to want to change:
- The "Store Logo Upload" screen allows you to upload your own image as the logo that appears in the header of all
pages. There are no hard and fast rules for the dimensions of your logo, but something in the neighborhood of
200 pixels by 100 pixels is recommended. If you do not upload a logo, your store's name will appear in the header
instead. (The store name is defined on the
Store Settings -> Store Contact Info screen.)
- The "Themes" screen allows you to select one of several pre-defined look-and-feel themes for your
store. It's as simple as selecting the theme you want in the drop down menu. (If you know how to develop CSS
stylesheets, you can add your own customizations and even create your own theme. See the next section for details.)
- The "Font Family" setting on the "General Display Settings" screen controls the font style of all the text displayed in your store. Switching
this setting can make a big difference in the look and feel of the store.
- Finally, also on the "General Display Settings" screen, three separate settings control the colors used by the store: "Main Color", "Heading Color",
and "Button Color". Setting these colors to match existing branding or experimenting with different
options can go a long way toward getting the store to look the way you want it to.
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